Akhilesh Yadav, former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Samajwadi Party chief was barred from boarding airplane today at Lucknow airport. He was going to attend a swearing ceremony of the Allahabad University Student’s Union this afternoon.
A series of photos tweeted by Mr Yadav from the Lucknow airport show a police officer standing at the stairs of the aircraft, blocking the path to board. In another photograph , Akhilesh Yadav can be seen arguing with a police officer on the tarmac.
Mr Yadav was planning to visit Allahabad University to attend the oath-taking ceremony of the students’ union. The student wing of the Samajwadi Party, the Samajwadi Party Chatra Sabha, holds the post of president of the university students’ union.
“The government is afraid of oath-taking ceremony of a student leader and is stopping me at the airport to prevent me from visiting Allahabad,” Mr Yadav said. He left the airport after he was denied permission to board the flight.
I was prevented from boarding the airplane without any written orders. Currently detained at Lucknow airport.
It is clear how frightened the govt is by the oath ceremony of a student leader. The BJP knows that youth of our great country will not tolerate this injustice anymore! pic.twitter.com/xtnpNWtQRd
— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) February 12, 2019